All-New Ford Puma Crossover Teased Ahead Of June 26 Premiere

Ford has confirmed June 26 as the official unveiling date of the Puma. The announcement was made on social media by the brand’s Romanian branch and comes in the form of a very blurry video that doesn’t reveal much of its design.

Unlike its namesake, which was a small coupe based on the Fiesta, made from 1997 to 2002, the new Puma one will be a small crossover. It builds on the latest iteration subcompact hatchback and will be positioned between the EcoSport and Kuga, promising a very generous 456-liter (16.1 cu-ft) boot space which, according to Ford, is class-leading.

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Set to go on sale likely before the end of the year, with a rumored launch at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September, the 2020 Puma will be powered by a mild-hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine and a 48-volt, belt-driven, integrated starter/generator with a total output of 155 PS (153 hp / 114 kW).

Joining it later on will be other power units, and one candidate is the 200 PS (197 hp / 147 kW), 1.5-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost found in the Fiesta ST, in the range-topping variant that’s expected to debut before the year’s end.

The 2020 Puma will be manufactured in Craiova, Romania, where the B-Max used to be assembled until 2017. The plant, which has received investments of nearly €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) in the last 11 years, also puts together the EcoSport.

 

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  • 2PacOfCarscoop

    i’m soo relaxed now… YES! Did you guys read about the new SQ8 on the site? 🙂

    • Bash

      Smh

      • 2PacOfCarscoop

        I knew you would hate a black man’s happiness…

        • Bash

          I would never hate any one’s happiness. lol are you being dramatic now Chrisy?

        • JRP

          Oh so now we should feel bad because your black? Be happy, that’s a good thing, but you can’t gatekeep people from saying things you don’t like to you with your race.

    • JRP

      Stop commenting off-topic things. Nobody really cares about the new SQ8. Q8 with a new engine.

  • charlotteharry57

    Wait, wait, wait. I thought the Puma was REPLACING the POS EcoSport. Boy, that “boot” space is tiny (on the Puma).

  • 2PacOfCarscoop
    • JRP

      Stop being so off-topic.

  • FordMopar

    This better be available in US!! Replace that laughable EcoSport!

    • JRP

      The Ford Puma is technically the next-gen EcoSport, thankfully. Ford is getting away from the letter E for their names, too with the Bronco. Escape, Explorer, and Expedition are totally staying though. I think their’s a Timberline coming too.

  • Ben

    Regardless how you feel about Ford, can we all be thankful that the automotive community is slowly, but surely switching back to actual names for vehicle models? I understand companies like BMW won’t change and they shouldn’t. That’s part of their heritage, but I think I speak for a large group when I say we’re done with the numbers and three letter nomenclature. The two automakers that need to make the switch next are Acura and Cadillac. Drop the “TLX” and give us a proper Legend. I don’t care about CT6, give me an Escala.

    • no25

      Yes, nailed it! Cadillac also needs a new image too. Enough of this “upscale Chevy” look. Acura…well, I think Acura needs a lot of help – new image, sportier cars, and actual luxurious interiors but that’s my opinion.

    • JRP

      The TLX is nowhere near the size of a Legend, maybe RLX, and the Cadillac CT/XT names are their new decision of names.

      • Ben

        Yes, I know, but the RLX has some of the worst sales figures in the current automotive industry. If they were to resurrect the Legend’s model name, it would applied to a vehicle the size of the TLX, not a full size family sedan in today’s market.

        And Cadillac is still making poor decision after poor decision. Maybe the new Aviator will slap some sense into them. They’ve been resting on their laurels being America’s current top luxury brand. If Lincoln starts cutting into that image, I bet we start seeing some changes. It really depends on this next redesign of the Cadillac Escalade (Their bread and butter).

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    ford’s first proper compact crossover

  • Bart

    Looks like a money printer.

  • Puddingpopper

    Kuga ST?

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